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West 32nd (2007)

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A lawyer gets mixed up with Korean gangsters in New York City.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... John Kim
Jun Kim Jun Kim ... Mike Juhn (as Jun Sung Kim)
Jun-ho Jeong ... Jin Ho Chun
Grace Park ... Lila Lee
Jane Kim ... Suki Kim
Lanny Joon ... Saeng
Hans Kim Hans Kim ... Kyuc
Chil Kong ... Detective Park
Heejun Han ... Danny (as Dante Han)
Haerry Kim ... Mama San
Joe Forbrich ... Frank Ferenti
Frank Jang Frank Jang ... Fat Cho
Elena Chang Elena Chang ... Miyun
Steve Pak Steve Pak ... Kevin Lee
Jonathan Roumie ... Lloyd
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"West 32nd" takes the cameras inside New York's gritty Korean underworld. After hustling his way onto a homicide case, attorney John Kim (Cho) finds himself thrust into a sordid world of hard realities and moral compromises after he is taken under the wing of a ruthless Korean gangster who knows no limits. Written by anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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South Korea | USA

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English | Korean

Release Date:

22 November 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

We-steu-sam-ship-e-beon-ga See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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The Last Day Of The Season
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Makes you stop and think...
11 May 2007 | by heloapologistSee all my reviews

My wife and I drove up from DC to catch the premiere. We'd never been to an 'indie' film or been to a film festival, and so weren't quite sure what to expect. We left wishing we could stick around another day to watch it again.

The story itself is not unique, but the way it's applied and used to paint a larger picture most definitely is. The cost of assimilation, as well as the cost of failing to assimilate, are both presented in stark contrast. It's something that anyone who's ever lived in a culture outside of their own can relate to - not just Korean, or for that matter, Asian, immigrants.

The quality of production, acting and writing is all top notch, and not once during the film did I ever find it to be lesser than the hundreds of Hollywood flicks I've seen in my years. There's action, comedy, suspense, and all of it serves a purpose.

The only thing I'm finding myself regretting is that we didn't book a hotel and stick around for the second screening.


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